UK daily milk deliveries

Updated 18 September 2020

This survey shows a daily volume of milk delivered to dairies, as a seven-day rolling average figure, across GB. We compare the latest production to the previous week, previous year and the AHDB forecast. UK delivery information is available in the data download.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some farmers have been asked to reduce production. Current milk delivery figures provided include the impact of this. Further analysis for this week can be found here.

  • GB milk deliveries are 0.7% up compared to the previous week.
  • They are now running 0.1% above the same week last year – equivalent to 0.04 million litres.

Additional information

AHDB estimates overall milk production from a weekly survey of the largest milk buyers covering approximately 75% of volumes in GB. The volumes are scaled up based on other available data, including the official Defra production statistics.

Note: The 2020/2021 forecast was set in March 2020. It includes a number projections and assumptions that were based on information available at the time. There are a number of unknowns at the time and AHDB offers no guarantee as to the accuracy of the forecast. It is simply put forward as our best estimate at the time of publication.

Figures are collected every week from dairies and may include some estimates which are also subject to retrospective changes.

Week-on-week changes are adjusted to negate the impact of every-other-day collection, which can lead to day-to-day swings in the volume of milk collected.